Lead Social Justice Organizer (BC/TO)

Posted November 2, 2017

Applicants must include a CV and a cover letter 
ACORN Canada is looking for a Lead Organizer to work in both Metro Vancouver and Toronto, interested in working to win social justice campaigns. Individuals must be motivated, interested in fighting and winning local and national social justice campaigns.  
Applicants will be trained in Toronto for 2 months and must be willing to move to Metro Vancouver. 
ACORN Canada is a not for profit made up of more than 100,000 low- and moderate-income member families, in 21 local chapters of ACORN throughout the country, organized democratically through community organizing. We are Canada's largest grassroots community organization for low and moderate income families. We have won many important social justice campaigns like Payday Lending legislation, Renters’ Rights Campaigns, stopping Disability Assistance claw-backs, Raising the Minimum Wage, Internet for All, and more!
ACORN organizers build organizations in low and moderate-income communities. How? House by house, family by family, organizers hear from community residents what they want changed in their neighborhood, city, province, and country. Organizers work with community residents to hold meetings, conduct research on key issues, and develop campaign strategies to get these issues addressed. The ACORN organizer`s job is to work for the membership of ACORN, helping build the power we need to win!  
Lead Organizer Job Description
- To help manage BC ACORN’s local and provincial campaigns
- To community organize. Expand the reach of ACORN's economic justice campaigns in low to-moderate income neighbourhoods in BC, primarily Metro Vancouver.
- Fundraising
- Outreach 
-The job will include direct door to door contact with people discussing local issues and getting involved in the organization. 
- Building power for change.
What We Are Looking for from All Candidates: 
-We organize in the field predominantly when many people are at home; must be willing work field hours between 12noon and 9PM
-People willing to work in a grassroots setting
-Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help our membership grow to be strong and active leaders
-Willing to be part of a team that is building a community organization whose purpose is to build power for low and moderate income people across Canada. 
-Opportunity to: identify hot issues, develop leaders, organize meetings, rallies, protests, press conferences, marches, and run campaigns
Experience: Professional community organizing training provided. 
Positions available: Full Time.
Room for advancement in organization is available after training period (also includes travel, vacation, sick days and other benefits). 
Send email to: canadaacorn@acorncanada.org  - put “Lead Organizer BC ACORN”  in the subject line.